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Department of History and Archaeology, AUB
Lyall Armstrong
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, American University of Beirut
  • Ph.D., (with honors) University of Chicago, 2013. Dissertation title: The Qussas of Early Islam
  • M.A., University of Chicago, 2005
  • M.A., Boston University, 1995
  • B.A., Boston University, 1992
  • Areas of Research

    Early Islamic thought and theology, Qussas, transmission of religious education in early Islam, life of the Prophet, Qur'anic studies, late antiquity and Byzantine studies, Christian history in Mediterranean world

    Selected Publications


    • "The Making of a Sufi: Al-Nuwayri's Account of the Origins of Genghis Khan," Mamluk Studies Review 10.2 (2006), 153-160.

    Courses taught at AUB

      • Islamic History: Origins and Empire, 600-750
      • Muhammad and the Origins of Islam
      • The Formation of Islamic Thought
      • The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity


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